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  1. Rains Lash North, East India, Flood Toll 34, Lightning Kills 27Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Outlook

    Rains lashed northern and eastern parts of the country aggravating the flood situation in Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and West Bengal, where 34 people have died, and crippling normal life in Delhi and Gurgaon, while lightning strikes in Odisha claimed 27 lives. Floods in Assam have killed 29 people and affected nearly 37 lakh people across more than 3,300 villages in 28 districts of the state, officials said.

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  2. Mahasweta Devi, A Reporter RemembersRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Outlook

    She was a bit of a Robin Hood who wouldn't give two hoots about what you thought of her as she unabashedly ensnared the haves into involuntary corporate social responsibility for the have-nots. As tributes pour in for Mahasweta Devi who died at a Calcutta hospital on July 28 where she was admitted after suffering a massive heart attack on July 23, I am reminded of my own interactions with her.

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  3. Rs 4L compensation for Assam flood victims: GovtRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: A day after major cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Delhi-NCR hogged the headlines for the waterlogging they faced, attention on Saturday also turned to other parts of the country that have been facing flood-like situations. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam all continue to suffer from floods, while heavy rain in Karnataka pushed parts of downstream Tamil Nadu closer to inundation.

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  4. Rain, floods throw normal life out of gear across various statesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Assam today to take stock of the still grim flood situation in the state. He will make an aerial survey of the flood-affected Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga districts.

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  5. Know your Rio Olympics athlete: Dipa KarmakarRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Times of India

    Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Rio Olympics, 52 years on from the last time the country had gymnastic representation at the Summer Games. Previously, six gymnasts participated in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, three in Melbourne 1956 and two in Helsinki 1952.

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  6. Morgan happy with workoutRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Calcutta: East Bengal coach Trevor James Morgan said he would take plenty of positives from the "highly competitive" practice match against Mohammedan Sporting at the Howrah Stadium on Friday, which ended 1-1. After Mohammed Rafique put East Bengal ahead with a smart header, Mohammedan Sporting's perseverance paid off when Leonce Dodoz equalised in the 63rd minute.

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  7. BiztroRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Outlook

    It has been a sweet send off for ITC's Yogi Deveshwar, who addressed his last AGM as executive chairman of the cigarettes-to-food conglomerate. His 20-year legacy - staving off parent BAT plc and seeding a diversified, Rs 50,000-crore, profit-rich, professional company - is enviable.

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  8. Flood fury: 26 dead in Bihar, 21 in Assam; over 40 lakh people affectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times of India

    Twenty-six people have died and about 22 lakh were affected so far in Bihar floods with many rivers, including Koshi, flowing above the danger mark. In Assam, an estimated 19 lakh people were affected due to heavy rainfall and swelling of rivers.

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  9. Electrodesiccation for dermatosis papulosa nigra: An under-recognized ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Medical News Today

    The use of electrodesiccation - an electrosurgical procedure for eliminating superficial skin growths by using a high-frequency electric current - proved to be particularly effective, well tolerated and economical for the treatment of skin lesion dermatosis papulosa nigra in dark-skinned individuals, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Surgical Dermatology . "Complications were few, and therapy was performed appropriately with effective postoperative measures," reported lead author Dr Surajit Gorai and his colleagues from the Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital in Burdwan, India.

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  10. Bihar: 26 dead, 22 lakh affected in floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | DNA India

    While Kishanganj alone accounted eight flood-related deaths, seven others perished in Purnia district, the state Disaster Management Department said on Friday. Katihar and Madhepura district accounted for two deaths each, while Araria and Saharsa recorded one casualty each in the current wave of floods, it said in a statement.

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  11. 44 NDRF teams deployed in 12 flood-hit states, rescue 894 peopleRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    New Delhi, July 29 : As many as 44 disaster relief teams have been deployed in flood-affected areas in 12 states, and have rescued 894 stranded/marooned persons so far in Assam and Bihar, an official statement said on Friday. Thirteen of the National Disaster Response Force teams are deployed in Assam, nine in Bihar and the remaining in Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal to assist the state governments in rescue and relief work, the statement said.

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  12. Mahaweta was keen to be cremated at Gujarat tribal village: Activist Ganesh DevyRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    Kolkata, July 29 : An indefatigable crusader for tribal rights, eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi was keen to be laid to rest at Tejgadh, a tribal village in Gujarat and also the site of the Adivasi Academy, says noted literary critic, linguist and tribal rights activist Ganesh Devy who wishes to bring some of her ashes to the academy that is dedicated to the writer. Mahasweta Devi died at a Kolkata nursing home on Thursday following prolonged old-age complications.

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  13. Bihar's Seemanchal counts the loss as as flood destroys crop, snaps communication linksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Indian Express

    Eight-year-old Khushi stepped out of her home to 'see' the flood waters in Gharhaiya village near Baisi, Purnea. Half hour later, she was fished out of the water by her mother with a half eaten guava still in her hand.

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  14. 3 'militants' held with bombs in DinajpurRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    Three suspected militants have been arrested with 19 crude bombs and gunpowder from Dinajpur town on Friday, July 29, 2016. Photo: STAR Police claimed to have arrested three suspected militants and seized 19 crude bombs and gunpowder from Dinajpur town early today.

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  15. How Scotland's empty wine bottles help create clean waterRead the original story

    Yesterday | Scotsman.com

    Around 50,000 tonnes of empty wine and beer bottles collected from Scotland's homes every year are helping to create clean, safe water around the world in a radical new use of our recycling. From allowing dolphins to swim in the cleanest of environments to bringing disease-free drinking water to six million people in India, an innovative water filter created in a plant outside Edinburgh is putting Scotland's 'empties' to remarkable use.

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  16. Mahasweta Devi: Voice of the MarginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Indian Express

    I first first met Mahasweta Devi in the book Hajar Churashir Maa, which I read in class eight. What I remembered after the first reading was the absolutely graphic sequence of violence - how a bullet, hit from a close range, can burn the skin and leave a blue imprint.

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  17. In Dipa Karmakar, a fresh Indian Olympic dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times of India

    India's first gymnastics entree after 52 years, the 22-year-old Dipa has increased medal hopes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.

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  18. India: 22 Dead In Bihar FloodsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Malaysian National News Agency

    Five more people died Thursday in flooding in Bihar, taking the death toll to 22, as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made an aerial survey of the five flood-hit areas. The Press Trust of India reports that Kumar made the survey of flood affected areas of Bhagalpur, Katihar, Purnea, Kishanganj and Araria districts.

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  19. Mamata Banerjee hands 30 letters to PM Modi at Delhi meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Indian Express

    WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi no less than 30 letters during their meeting in Delhi on Wednesday, detailing the different ways in which the state government felt shortchanged by the Centre's "unilateral undermining of federalism", said sources. Banerjee, who visited the capital earlier this week, also met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and leaders from different non- Congress , non- BJP parties.

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  20. ISL matches set to be shiftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Telegraph

    Calcutta: Atletico de Kolkata's home matches are set to be moved out of the Salt Lake Stadium this season because of the ongoing renovation work for the Under-17 World Cup next year. The matches are likely to be held at Mohun Bagan ground and a formal announcement is expected next week.

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